Google Go up to 1.17.10/1.18.2 on Windows path-filepath Clean pathname traversal

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A vulnerability was found in Google Go up to 1.17.10/1.18.2 on Windows (Programming Language Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function Clean of the component path-filepath. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a pathname traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-21. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Incorrect conversion of certain invalid paths to valid, absolute paths in Clean in path/filepath before Go 1.17.11 and Go 1.18.3 on Windows allows potential directory traversal attack.

The weakness was released 08/11/2022. It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-29804 since 04/26/2022. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/11/2022). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1006 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 1.17.11 or 1.18.3 eliminates this vulnerability.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Pathname traversal
CWE: CWE-21 / CWE-22
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Go 1.17.11/1.18.3


04/26/2022 CVE reserved
08/11/2022 +107 days Advisory disclosed
08/11/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
08/11/2022 +0 days VulDB last update



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-29804 (🔒)


Created: 08/11/2022 11:27 AM
Changes: 08/11/2022 11:27 AM (43)
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